First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators :

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of transportation and material-moving machine and vehicle operators and helpers.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $56,630.00
Average Time to Fill 41 days
Typical Education High school diploma or equivalent
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,942
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.10 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Route freight shipments
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Implement company or staff policies
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Resolve personnel problems
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Identify best itinerary based on knowledge of routes
Determine response needed to dispatch emergency assistance

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor public transportation and transit systems operation
Monitor contract performance
Monitor loading processes to ensure procedural compliance
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor work environment to ensure safety or adherence to specifications
Monitor railroad vehicle or equipment operation
Monitor variables affecting route activities
Judge terrain conditions for vehicle or equipment operation
Monitor performance of others

Getting Information

Review traffic routing or control plans
Review switching or train orders
Review transportation related codes and specifications
Review maps to determine location or routes
Review work orders or schedules to determine operations or procedures
Review schedules to obtain cargo loading information
Review transportation, shipping, or material moving work orders
Review arrival or departure schedules

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Oversee marine cargo handling
Direct material handling or moving activities
Direct passenger or freight transport activities
Oversee activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Supervise transportation, shipping, or material moving personnel
Assign work to staff or employees

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate transportation or shipping related project material requirements
Estimate delivery dates
Estimate project material requirements
Determine equipment or tool requirements for projects
Estimate project labor requirements
Weigh materials to ensure compliance with specifications
Employ weighing or measuring devices in transportation
Measure items or parcels
Estimate transportation related project costs

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain driver log
Maintain job descriptions
Record transportation or material moving related production data
Maintain personnel records
Maintain shipping, transportation, or logistical records, reports, or files
Maintain file of job openings
Prepare investigation, accident, or incident reports
Maintain record of organization expenses

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Operate locomotives, dinkey engines, or other rail vehicles
Transport cargo
Transport passengers
Operate vehicles or material-moving equipment
Drive truck with capacity greater than 3 tons
Drive tractor-trailer truck
Operate cargo handling gear
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Perform transportation or shipping related safety inspection
Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with transportation-related standards
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Test materials, solutions, or samples
Test materials to verify safety standards
Inspect transportation or shipping related machinery or equipment

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Maintain parts or equipment inventory
Manage material resources
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Order transportation or shipping related supplies, materials, and equipment
Requisition stock, materials, supplies or equipment
Acquire supplies or equipment
Issue supplies, materials, or equipment

Scheduling Work and Activities

Arrange maintenance activities
Schedule air or surface pickup, delivery, or distribution of product
Develop maintenance schedules
Schedule product or material transportation
Arrange delivery schedules
Schedule employee work hours

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Cost Control
Performance Appraisals
Customer Billing
CDL Class A
Fleet Preventive Maintenance

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